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Peller Estates Signature Series Sur Lie Chardonnay 2010 Wine Review

Peller Estates Signature Series Sur Lie Chardonnay 2010

Peller Estates Signature Series Sur Lie Chardonnay 2010

VQA, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $31.75

Drink: 2009-2011

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Peller Estates

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Product: 1038936

More Vintages: 2009   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Full-bodied with toasty oak and green apple aromas and flavours. Nice with roast chicken.

Chardonnay food pairings: wild mushroom bread stuffing, holiday turkey, creamy mushroom soup, cream sauces on pasta tossed with smoked salmon or scallops, grilled firm fillets of fish on cedar plank; roasted game hen with pine nut stuffing.

This was reviewed March 7, 2013 by

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WINE MAKING

Premium Chardonnay grapes are gently pressed to release the purest of juice.

Barrel fermented and aged sur lie for 11 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels (40% new oak).

A partial (50%) malolactic fermentation to soften acidity and add complexity, yet retaining enough acidity to refresh the palate.

FLAVOUR PROFILE

Lemon yellow colour with a delicate bouquet of toast, biscuit, ripe apple and spice.

A medium to full-bodied Chardonnay with an elegant structure.

Flavours of green apple, pear, lemon, spice and delicate oak notes on the palate.

Lemon, spice and toast notes linger wonderfully on the finish.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM:

Best Chardonnay, Gold Medal – Cuvee Niagara 2009

Silver (Best in Class) – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009, UK.

Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009.
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